Faculty and Staff

Betsy Orr

Betsy Orr

Associate Professor

College of Education and Health Professions

(CIED)-Curriculum & Instruction

Phone: 479-575-6430

Fax: (479) 575-3319

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Dr. Orr teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in business education and career and technical education. She supervises the internship experience of business education students and advises the undergraduate and graduate business education students. Dr. Orr serves on several committees at the college and university level. She is past chair of the University Academic Advising Council and the former Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

  • Teacher Education
  • Business Education 
  • Leadership Development
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Business Education

Ed.D. University of Arkansas, Vocational Education, 1994
M.Ed. University of Arkansas, Vocational Education, 1987
B.A. University of Arkansas, Business, 1975

Orr, B. (2012). Conducting a S.W.O.T. analysis for program improvement. US-China Education Review. Accepted for publication.

Orr, B., Thompson, D., Owens, T. & Thompson, C. (2009). Preferred learning styles of working adults. International Journal of Vocational Education and Training. Vol. 17, Number 2, pp. 101 - 107. 

Thompson, D.E., Orr, B., Thompson, C. & Grover, K. (2007, September).  Examining students' perceptions of their first-semester experience at a major land-grant institution.College Student Journal, 41(3), 640-648.

Thompson, D., Thompson, C., Lyle, B. & Orr, B. (2004, March). Adult students’ perceptions of web and interactive video classes. Proceedings of the Academy of Human Resource Development, Austin, TX, 946-953.

Thompson, D., Lyle B., Thompson, C. & Orr, B. (2003/2004). A comparison of learner’s perceptions of web and interactive video classes. International Journal of Learning (10) 2935-2939.

Thompson, D., Orr, B. & Thompson, C. (2002/2004). Vocational teacher’s satisfaction with advising student organizations. International Journal of Learning (10) 461-467.

Thompson, C., Thompson, D., & Orr, B. (2003). A factor analysis of variables affecting CTSO advisors’ satisfaction. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences Education, 21(2), 1-9.

  • Faculty Career Award, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, April 2008
  • Outstanding Service Award, Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders, 2007.
  • Outstanding Researcher, Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders, 2000.
  • Arkansas Business Teacher Educator of the Year, 1997.